Martin D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar

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4.3

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The Martin D12XAE features a solid Sitka spruce top, Mahogany HPL back and sides and Martin's D1 style bracing for stability and resonance.

C.F. Martin & Co. has always made a prudent use of natural resources, especially rare or endangered tonewoods. At the same time, Martin is committed to building guitars of superior tone and playability that are affordable to every guitarist. The D12XAE more than meets both of these criteria. The back and sides are constructed of patented high-pressure laminate (HPL) and then joined to a solid Sitka spruce top. The result: Great sounding and playing guitars, environmentally friendly and now ready to plug and play - and one of the best values ever.

The Fishman Sonitone system features proven Sonicore under-saddle pickup technology combined with "easy access" volume and tone controls conveniently and strategically located just inside the soundhole. The Martin D12XAE comes with a modified low oval neck made of Stratabond with a 20-fret black Richlite fingerboard. The hand rubbed finish adds a look of pure class - pure Martin! Additional highlights include sealed chrome tuners, compensated Tusq saddle, tortoise color pickguard and a custom rosette of inlaid Boltaron with red fiber and a multiple black/white/black pattern. Case not included.

- Solid Sitka spruce top

- Textured Mahogany HPL back and sides

- Fishman Sonitone electronics

- A-Frame bracing

- Rust Stratabond neck

- Black Richlite fingerboard

- 20 medium frets

- White Corian nut

- Chrome Enclosed Tuners with Small Buttons

- Black Richlite bridge with Tusq saddle

- Tortoise color pickguard

- 25.4" scale

- Hand rubbed finish

- Case not included

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MartinD12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Stays in tune (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (7)
    • Jamming (6)
    • Recording (5)
    • Small venues (4)
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    4.0

    Nice guitar

    By 

    from KOP

    Staff Reviewer

    Comments about Martin D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

    A fantastic guitar. Easy to use. Easy to setup. Great quality. Has a really awesome sound.
    Great for beginners and pros alike and all at a very good price.
    This is a real hands on product review from Dave @ Sam Ash KOP.

     
    5.0

    Martin!

    By 

    from Las Vegas, NV

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Martin D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

      Martin has a reputation for producing some of the best guitars on the planet today, and this 12 string is no exception. With a solid sitka spruce top, textured mahogany HPL back and sides, fishman sonitone electronics, and A-frame bracing, you know this guitar is going to feel and sounds amazing. I strongly urge beginners or professionals to go to Sam Ash today to play one for yourself and see that excellence is what Martin excels at!

       
      5.0

      Awesome Guitar!

      By 

      from Queens, NY

      Staff Reviewer

      Comments about Martin D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

      The Martin D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar is a durable and versatile guitar! The name Martin means you can be assured this will be a quality instrument! The spruce top really lets this guitar sing. The onboard electronics are great as well as the tuner.

      This is a real hands on product review from Scott @ Sam Ash Queens

       
      4.0

      Fantastic 12 String

      By 

      from Lombard, IL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Martin D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

        Warm and rich sound that is unique to this guitar and brand. This guitar resonates beautify. Fun to play and use and an all around awesome guitar.

         
        4.0

        Awsome 12 string to use

        By 

        from Lombard, IL

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Martin D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

          This guitar has a deep, rich sound that resonates beautify. Solid construction as is most Martin guitars. The best part is that its the easiest 12 string to play.

           
          4.0

          Great 12 String!

          By 

          from Buffalo Grove, IL

          About Me Experienced

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Pro Gigs
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Martin D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

            This guitar has a great, well balanced 12 string tone. It plays easy and smooth with no hindrance from the extra strings. This is by far the easiest playing 12 string guitar I have played. With a solid wood top this guitar will age with time and be better every time you play it. This is a real hands on review from Zak at Sam Ash Buffalo Grove.

             
            3.0

            MD12X1AEX get your crosby on

            By 

            from buffalo grove

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

            • Requires Constant Tuning

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Martin D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

            learn the songs of david Crosby and the byrds on this attractive 12 string. the hand rubbed solid top is a nice touch, though I do have reservations about the longevity of a laminate back/sides. as a new guitar off the wall it does sound great.
            maybe learn hotel California on this guy and impress your friends. this is a hands on review from Dylan at Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

             
            5.0

            affordable 12 strings!

            By 

            from huntington

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Martin D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

              what a good sounds. Great for playing any of the classics from the 60's that used 12 strings...Fishman pickup is great. I wish it had a case or bag! I am Sam Ash staff reviewer!

              (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              What a sound!

              By 

              from Connecticut

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Martin D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

                What a wonderful Martin. Oh, I know this isn't the higher priced ones, but wow, what a good sounds. Great for playing any of the classics from the 60's that used 12 strings...Happy to own this one!

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